Prognostic and clinical impact of sarcopenia in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Harada2016PrognosticAC,
  title={Prognostic and clinical impact of sarcopenia in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Kazuto Harada and Satoshi Ida and Yoshifumi Baba and Takatsugu Ishimoto and Keisuke Kosumi and Ryuma Tokunaga and Daisuke Izumi and Mayuko Ohuchi and Kenichi Nakamura and Yuki Kiyozumi and Yuya Imamura and Masaaki Iwatsuki and Shiro Iwagami and Yuji Miyamoto and Yuki Sakamoto and Naoya Yoshida and Masayuki Watanabe and Hideo Baba},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={627-33}
}
Recently, depletion of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) has been linked to poor prognosis in several types of cancers, but has not been investigated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This retrospective study investigates the relationship between sarcopenia and clinical outcome in ESCC patients treated by surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation therapy (dCRT). The study was retrospectively conducted in a single academic hospital in Kumamoto, Japan, and involved 325 ESCC… CONTINUE READING
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